WHO REALLY OWNS OUR DEMOCRACY? According to Jim Hightower's Lowdown, the answer is CORPORATIONS. Daniel Noel's special editorial on the topic lays out the problem in graphic (and sometimes painfully funny) detail. He explains how the same companies that have made ghost towns of our town centers are fueling anti-environmental, anti-labor political candidates and ideology. The solution, he argues, is two-part: Boycott the partisan firms that are bribing their way into the political sphere, and turn our backs on politicians who refuse to kick corporate money out of the halls of Congress.